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Securities Laws. Extraterritoriality. District court applies Morrison test to limit application of federal securities laws to debt securities associated with, but not purchased in, the United States
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

Plaintiffs brought a putative class action against Brazilian oil company Petrόleo Brasileiro, S.A. (“Petrobras”), two of Petrobras’ wholly-owned


A Reminder of the Long Arm of US laws: Singapore and Malaysian Nationals Plead Guilty in US Navy Bribery Scandal - the “Fat Leonard” Case
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • May 13 2016

In March 2016, the San Diego Federal District Court sentenced a Singaporean man to 63 months’ imprisonment for knowingly and intentionally conspiring


Evolving Legal Standards for Compliance Officers
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • February 29 2016

Corporate compliance officers are used to facing pressure from within their companies to protect them from legal exposure, but increasingly, external


To find the needle, move the haystack: deciding where best to conduct document review in FCPA investigations
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • September 22 2015

A strategic, proportional, and comprehensive document review is one of the most critical components of an effective Foreign Corrupt Practices Act


US Court of Appeals affirms prior ruling on SEC conflict minerals rule
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • August 24 2015

On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed its April 14, 2014 decision in National Association of


SEC developments - June 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • June 25 2015

The SEC has released for comment proposed amendments to Rule 15b9-1 in an effort to increase regulatory oversight over proprietary trading firms, and


Disclosure takeaways from U.S. Supreme Court’s Omnicare decision
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • April 5 2015

In an eagerly anticipated and widely monitored decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry


Second Circuit upholds decision that section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act has limited extraterritorial applicability.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

Plaintiff Hedge Funds entered into domestic securities-based swap agreements referencing Volkswagen AG (“VW”) shares. The swap agreements gave the


Federal courts are gravitating towards the Administrative Review Board’s interpretation of protected conduct under SOX
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • December 26 2014

On February 24, 2014, in Stewart v. Doral Financial Corp., the San Juan District Court denied the employer's motion to dismiss SOX claims and applied


Favorable employer trends under SOX jurisprudence
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • December 26 2014

On February 12, 2014, in Villanueva v. United States Department of Labor, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that in order to engage in